Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam Doyle from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Doyle

Hotel Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Liam Doyle
Don’t give up easily, because there’ll be many obstacles or roadblocks placed in your way. If you enjoy challenges, you’ll enjoy the hotel industry. It is physically and mentally very challenging but also extraordinarily rewarding, a lot more than most other industries, providing you’re willing to stay the course!

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Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


Science and Laboratory Techniques

Code:  5M3807
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
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Molecular Biologist   Industrial Chemist  
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Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Pharmacologist  
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Engineer - Petroleum   Geochemist  
Geneticist   Toxicologist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Chemist  
Analytical Chemist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Medicinal Chemist  
Fragrance Chemist   Colour Technologist  
Biotechnologist   Biochemist  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Metallurgist  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Materials Technician  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Clinical Trials Scientist  
Clinical / Medical Technologist   Genetic Technologist  
Embryologist   Radiologist - Diagnostic   
Oncologist   Orthoptist  
Orthodontist   Gastroenterologist  
Forensic Pathologist   Epidemiologist  
Reflexologist   Surgeon - Oral  
Dentist - Periodontist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Neuroscientist   Ophthalmologist  
Perfusionist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Optometrist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Laboratory Manager  
Microbiologist   Phlebotomist  
Osteopath   Audiologist  
Paediatrician   Pharmacist  
Anaesthetist   Psychiatrist  
Surgeon    Laboratory Technician  
Homeopath   Herbalist  
Immunologist   Coroner  
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Dietician   Medical Laboratory Assistant  
Medical Laboratory Technician   Neurophysiology Technician  
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Anatomical Pathology Technician   Nurse Tutor  
Nurse Prescriber   Aromatherapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Physical Therapist  
Lactation Consultant   Nurse - Public Health  
Spinologist   Chiropractor  
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Physiotherapist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Nurse - Children's  
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Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Progression Routes

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